Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daily Rituals

Generally this is how we start out our day. Lucy isn't exactly a morning person. There is usually lots of crying and moaning and drama over something so small I can't even figure out what the problem is. Hopefully, after she has some breakfast, which is another whole story, she gets in a better mood.

Whenever I want to put Eli in the car seat, this is what I find. Lucy is very adept at putting things into the car seats, correctly buckling AND tightening the straps. It's cute, but a little difficult to hold a baby and up buckle and loosen the straps with one hand.

And then if we go somewhere twice in one day, I'll find this:

This is where Eli currently sleeps. In a moses basket next to our bed. Lucy's old pink moses basket to be more specific. Do you think he'll be emotionally damaged when he knows this is where he spent the first several months of his life? I tell you, this boy is big, and soon he'll outgrow the basket. What you can't see here is poor Eli's bad rash caused by the hormones in breast milk. It should be gone soon. Until then, you don't want to see any close ups.

And finally, Lucy is usually her happiest, right before bed. Grandpa gave her this nightgown yesterday and she LOVES it. She's a night owl and gets into her groove about 30 minutes before bedtime. A time we deem completely reasonable for a two year old to go to bed, but one she disagrees with. And then we start the circle over again...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

1 month

Happy one month birthday Eli. We are typical parents of a second child and I have no updated photo to post, nor time to make it happen. At least not today. I did want everyone to know though, that my one month old baby is already wearing clothes made for a 3-6 month old baby. He's HUGE and eats ALL the time. His head is as big as Lucy's - or so it seems.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Important News Flash Not About the Olympics or John Edwards!

We are proud to announce Lucy has decided it's time to loose those diapers and move on over to the potty. She has taken on this new task with determination. We are no longer buying the gigantic diapers, and she has graduated to only wearing big girl pants. We are still however, keeping the diaper companies in biz with Eli's frequent disposals. And he's as cute as ever...

I'd include a photo or two of Lucy but she only seems to be running around the house naked. Every time I look up, she's stripped off her clothes - not good material for the internet...